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at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's pugh, no. 28, became no. 54, which we know as the president's pew. this is the pew the president sets in when he attends services at st. john's. on most regular church occasions. it is marked with a brass plaque to let everyone know this is the president's pew. anyone can sit in the pew. is only reserved for the president when he chooses to attend a service. not always does the president said in this particular pew. when you have a special occasion when protocol dictates a special service of some kind or funer
last presentation of the day we have dr. barry -- >> more now from the gun violence summit as john hopkins university. next, a look at public opinion on gun-control laws. this is 35 minutes. >> it is an honor to say i am a faculty member at johns hopkins and this extraordinary community. before i began, the title of my talk, of course, is public opinion on proposals to strengthen u.s. gun laws. i want to acknowledge my wonderful collaborators. i think nobody in this room or maybe on the johns hopkins campus at this point is unfamiliar with my collaborators daniel webster and jan -- who have done a fabulous work in the context of this entire summit but also the work on the specific study that was done in a very short turnaround time frame, as you will see. many of you might not know emma maginty an amendment -- emblematic of the students here. fourth your doctor will do it in the ph.d. program and i -- without her talent and involvement. thank you. so, i think i may be the only speaker presenting research here who is not an expert on gun policy, gun violence. my expertise is a rathe
. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to see you. >> congratulations. >> great to see you. this is my wife. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter -- walter mondale, a dan quayle, al gore, the company the -- accompanied by their wives. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the color guard, comprised of each of the members of the armed forces as they present our national colors. ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. >> where do you we go? ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. ro
at the schedule of events today. at 8:45, the president will be attending a church service at st. john's episcopal church right around the corner from the white house. the swearing in ceremony begins at approximately 11:20 this morning. we will be live at with all that. after the inaugural, the president will have lunch in the u.s. capitol with dignitaries and congressional leaders. that begins at about 1:00. we'll show you as much of that as we can. the parade itself from the capitol to the white house will begin at approximately 2:45. the inaugural balls will get started at about 8:45. all of that will be live on our schedule today. as we mentioned, we want to hear from you as well. we will put the numbers up on the screen -- we will take your calls, tweets, etc.. you can go ahead and dial in right now. hundreds of tweets already at #inaug2013. these are folks trying to get through security. here is what some of them say. -- hannah says -- ann says -- there is quick to win out there this morning. -- wind out there this morning. chesley says -- chelsea says -- ian -- the front page of "the new yo
states sits in when he attends a service at st. john's on most regular church occasions. it is marked with a brass plaque to let everyone know it is the president's pue. not always does he sit here. when off special occasion where protocol dictates, a special service of some kind or a funeral or a memorial service of some kind the president will sit in the front on the left of the center section, number 62. when president obama was inaugurated in 2009 he sat in the front, number 62, not regular because of the nature of the occasion. if you're talking about a regular church service the president will come through the entrance, walk down the aisle, sit here and be part of the as will notice, has embossed upon it, st. john's church. this book of common prayer was used by presidents of forward until it was taken out of service and a new edition was published in 1880's. in 1961, when a service was planned at st. john's to recognize the first attendance, this was found in the archives. it was discussed with chief leaders. they said it would be a good idea to have every president still livin
-span's q&a. >> in 2009, president obama attended a service at st. john's applicable church from across the white house. and they went to the capital for the health and inaugural address. here is a look from the activities of 2009 carried . [applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen. the chief justice of the united states and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mr. william m daley, mr. john w rogers junior, mr. patrick g ryan -- cochairs of the 56th presidential inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect cabinet. >> you are my hero. >> thank you. >> inks for taking care of those people from indiana. -- thanks for taking care of .hose people from indiana >> ladies and gentlemen, please ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter mondale, former vice president al gore, accompanied by mrs. gore. and former vice president dan quayle. >> ladies
of the white house. we want to welcome john mcconnell who spent eight years with president bush and vice president cheney. thank you for being with us. this is from the "washington examiner." then there is this from the "chicago tribune." the issues will be framed tomorrow at his inaugural address. what will we hear? >> no time to waste me anything -- makes me think of president clinton this is about continuity. his time in office is now half finished. he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. he is going to be emphatic about his great ambitions. i do not think this will be a very policy specifics speech. there is an aspiration a level, a bit of discrimination of what we have gone there as a country. this is a characterization of what we have been there as a country. a few of the great goals for the four years to come. not a lot of specifics. >> president obama has the luxury of one more day to prepare for his speech. typically every president is different. what is happening 24 hours before an inaugural speech? do you suspect the president has everything in place typi
of john brennan it to be defense secretary appeared next is a call to is watching us. caller: i just wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news
speechwriter for bill clinton, john mcconnell, a former speechwriter for president bush. we will continue for a few minutes. we have a live view of the north portico entrance of the white house. we are told in a few minutes we will have a scene inside the blue room where the president will be taking the oath of office. by the way, were marking the third time he had to -- marked the third time he has added to the oath of office because of the two over the first time. what do you think is going on there today as they prepare for this tomorrow? >> they are probably trying to wrest up. i bet there will be two run throughs of the address, very few changes, at this point. >> was a necessary for him to come back to the white house and do over the oath of office? >> it was semantics to say that he was the newly inaugurated. >> press secretary robert gibbs said in the abundance of caution, no question that he had taken the oath, as constituted by the concept -- constitution. >> as piquancy, what happened during the presidency, everything from his birth, whether or not he was a socialist, everythin
the posturing and work. >> let me ask you on a senate issue. john boehner issued a statement critical of the senate saying your body has not passed a budget in for years and it is time to produce a budget that cut spending. >> we did pass one. we did the so-called sequestration legislation. i realize he has to play to his base. this poor guy could not get sandy relief at the end of the last congress. they finally got through part of it after some local members of his party said do not give any more campaign contributions to republicans until you do. i would like to see the house to some of that. i do not believe i should tell them what to do. we passed a bipartisan farm bill. we worked very hard on it. it passed overwhelmingly. it got to the house they were afraid to even vote one way or another. we passed the violence against women act. how could anyone be in favor of violence against women? it passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. if it goes to the house, we cannot do anything on this. we passed the sandy relief. they would not take that on. my message is i appreciate it. i
photographed. who is in that group? hank paulsen, ben bernanke, chris, is john? >> yes. tim geithner, john, and chris. >> you talk about being the only woman in that group? what was your reaction? how did they treat you? >> it was, [laughter] it was difficult. it was. i always felt like when i get into a meeting, another meeting occurred. the decision was made. i was brought into a meeting to be told what they decided to do. that was hard. i felt there were a lot of bilateral relationships. one on one conversations i was not privy too prior to -- getting to go. it was challenging to have a seat at the table and make our way through it and get our views taken seriously. >> go get a job and find the cure to cancer, we tax you at 45%. manage a hedge fund and you will pay 15%." >> a hedge fund is a fund that makes money by arbitrage. they try to exploit inefficiences in the system and for instance they may have arbitrage with intreserest rates or inefficiencies in currencies and they will take opposite positions. it is difficult to explain what hedge funds do. they are trading oprations. they
of this morning's "washington journal" on the second inauguration of president obama. john in new york, an independent. caller: the c-span coverage of the inauguration was quite excellent. i have a comment and a question to you know, social studies teachers teach the development of democracy in america. we have jacksonian democracy. then we have lincoln and reconstruction. we have the progress of era and the new deal, and more. is this the age of obama and democracy? host: what to do you think? caller: he talked about inclusion and diversity, but how subsidizing public housing has not been on the agenda at all -- there are a lot of minorities. i live in public housing and i am and minority. i live in harlem. we have been invited to washington to work and issues with public housing and what happened was, through obama, i have to confess, they tried to twist our arm. what happened is there is a demonstration that will be in a couple years. all subsidizing housing throughout the country, including section 8 in multi- family dwellings, and it gives the right of the fall -- a gives for-prof
no deposit or other federal protection guarantees. i fully understand the conducting business with the john henry banking affiliate have no federal deposit insurance from other -- or federal protection guarantees. this two part step should begin to remove the too big to fail holding companies and their shadow banking operations. these commercial banks have an appropriately benefited from a safety net. our proposal promotes competition in light of market and regulatory discipline, replacing the status quo subsidize a personal banking to take risks. some government intervention may be necessary to accelerate the imposition of affect of market discipline and bridge this practice. we believe market forces should be relied on as much as is practical. it is true that entrenched forces and entrenched regulatory forces, in combination with customer and their ship, will likely only be overcome through government sanction and restructuring of too big to fail bank holding companies. the subsidy is impossible to take away. we may need a push. my team at the dallas fed and i are confident. think about i
, if john boehner and mitch mcconnell think that they can come up with a plan that somehow meets their criteria that they've set for why they will -- when they will raise the debt ceiling, they're free to go ahead and try. but the proposals that they've put forward in order to accomplish that -- only by cutting spending -- means cuts to things like medicare and education that the american people profoundly reject. now, if they think that they can get that through congress, then they're free to try. but i think that a better way of doing this is go ahead and say, we're going to pay our bills. the question now is how do we actually get our deficit in a manageable, sustainable way? and that's a conversation i'm happy to have. all right. matt spetalnick. >> thank you, sir. you've spoken extensively about the debt ceiling debate, but some republicans have further said that they're willing to allow a government shutdown to take place rather than put off deep spending cuts. are you prepared to allow the government to grind to a halt if you disagree with the spending cut proposals they p
of the united states, and on the other, john adams is no more. that celebration, the union and be out, -- the unit in the out, that is what we are looking for, the relationship. you can look at these inaugurations as touchstones along our national narrative of the changes that have taken place. some of them are technological. the question of george washington writing in a carriage, somebody else in a car, the introduction of radio, television and the internet to record these things -- there are different steps along the way to record, but a continuity -- a kind of reassuring continuity that is important for holidays. you know that thanksgiving in our houses like this. we serve mashed potatoes this way. we have our inaugurations this way. there is very much the same kind of spirit. i pulled a few simple things to give you a sense of the taste and feel of inaugurations. one aspect of inaugurations really from the very beginning is the inaugural ball. these are celebrations in which this candidate, now president, is introduced to the public thomas as well as celebrations of everybody com
setting up a few nominations which i know will be viewed with grace. charles hagal for defense. john brennan of virginia. there you go. thank you very much everybody. i can get you one. this is a nice one. that is yours. >> c-span's 2013 inaugural coverage continues. we're going to take you to a couple of balls. a couple of sizable balls over at the washington, d.c. convention center. the inaugural ball and commander in chief ball. first we vect to hear from vice president biden. we hope to begin with the vice president's comments coming up shortly which everything running a little bit late because of the parade earlier today. we showed you the very end of the ceremony at the capitol. at least 1 million people were on the national mall for the president's swearing in ceremony. if the figure is accurate it would put the attendance up 55% of the 2009 crowd. >> 8800 marnlers and 60 units, here's a look look. [indiscernible] ladies and gentleman, a pershing -- approachg the presidential reviewing stand, the president of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe bide
three days before john f. kennedy was sworn in. here is a portion from his farewell address. >> crisis there will continue to be. in meeting them whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a temptation to feel could become to all our difficulties. development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture. a dramatic expansion in research. these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel. but each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration, the need to maintain balance in and among national programs. balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desireable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. good judgment seeks balance in progress, lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. >> words of preside
video games and cheryl olson the author of "grand theft childhood." later john lott will join us. he is the author of "more guns, less crime." he will be on to talk about the president's proposal to reduce gun violence. all throughout the district of columbia we have our c-span photographers out there taking in photos and event it's leading up to the inauguration. a national day of service is part of those plans set forth today. part of inaugural coverage. if you go to the capitol that's the tent where it will take place and you will have collects talking about giving back to your country in a variety of ways and that's a little bit of what you would see if you come to washington, d.c. as a part of inaugural activities. "washington journal" will be back in just a moment. >> are you prepared to take the >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> this weekend the 57th presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term. sunday, the official swearing in ceremony at the white house live sunday shortly before noon eastern. coverage begins with your phone call and a lo
out, kids say things like john, when i opened my locker of this morning, three lockers down, 47, there was a handle of a gun sticking out. john, do not say anything, but there is a drug deal going to go down in the back of the gym today. john, there is born to be a rumble. -- going to be a rumble. here is what we're want to propose. we believe school resource officers play an important role. but that you should have significantly more flexibility in how to use them. that is why we are proposing a new school safety program that funds officers, but also gives your communities the flexibility to apply for other support. so school resources officer will cost you a certain amount per year with the money the federal government is putting up. you can see we would rather have a school psychologist, or we want a school resource officer who was unarmed. what we do not want, we do not want rent a cops, those who are not trained like police officers. we are not insisting schools use police officers. if they conclude they need a school psychologist, you can apply for the funding that would o
of a news conference at johns hopkins university. that is live now on c-span2 that has been underway for about an hour. we will try to go to carl in vegas, nevada. the house is about to come in. make it quick. caller: i want to talk about gun control. they do not need a gun that they can shoot and kill someone from 5 miles away. it does not help them. they do not need to go out and hunt with a game -- a gun like that. they keep it for one reason only -- so they can protect themselves against the government. that's what it's all about. host: "the new york times" editorial today weighing in saying the white house has a rare chance to propose and pushed through an agenda for public safety. the assault weapon ban should be renewed and tightened with a special emphasis on those that hold more than 10 rounds. offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, we give us thanks for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today and celebrates in its gathering the wonder of our constitutional form of government. our nation has once ag
faithfully. >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say "i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. " barack obama stopped and paused and smiled as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he had not used the first time and they got it right. >> we walk for the history of democracy's big day monday at 8:00 a.m. and again at 8:00 p.m. eastern. this is part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book-tv. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america, the chance to lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization >> must embark on new programs, scientific investments and the improvement of underdeveloped areas. >> of this weekend, public radio'
to the center. democrats had ted kennedy and hubert humphrey. they also had john stennis. republicans had barry goldwater, but they also had jacob javits. history. we now have -- we need a much in manyical party, and ways, that is the party we have. you can see the result of the party system we have now. host: a caller. caller: i am concerned about how history is going to deal with the fact that the senator mitch mcconnell and the senate and house republicans all stood up and said, we're going to stop this presidency. failed presidency. with that? why has the press and the media serious issue? it is almost like it is unpatriotic, totally unethical for them to do this. guest: it reflects the evolution of the political culture. the republican leader in the 1960's used to say, i am a man of fixed and unbending principles. one of my principals is flexibility. it is a reflection of this political culture, which is described. "the washington post." term as the most visible publichis face has appeared on moreyour thoughts? guest: because it is an important point -- the first part of what you read, the
will hear from a constitutional law professor adam winkler. from the johns hopkins school of public health in baltimore. this is about 20 minutes. >> he is certainly one of the great emerging voices, insightful and influential of the nature of the meaning of the second amendment in the wake of the supreme court's decision, so thank you for joining me in this effort. i want to thank the organizers, everyone from the president down to staff that has organized a terrific and hopefully impact full conference. i am not going to talk with any power. as a law professor i do not like the focus on anyone but me. i am here to talk about the amendment to the constitution and what it says about major reform proposals being considered in the wake of the new town massacre. as you probably know, the second amendment provides a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed. it is almost as if james madison just discovered this wonderful new thing, the comma, and wanted to put it in there as many times as possible, and is
the honorable louie gohmert to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend andrew walton, capitol hill presbyterian church, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god of light and life, we give thanks for the gift of the day. a day which stands on the threshold of possibility and potential for the presence and power of love. love ensconced in every human at creation. love, which we are called to share with one another, as well as with creation itself. as we begin a historic weekend of service, celebration, and inauguration, fill us with your creative imagination to find our way to reconciliation where there is separation. to mercy where there is judgment. and to peace where there is violence. hold each of us, our leaders, our nation, and our earth in your eternal care. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rul
-- host: we lost that call, good morning john. caller: good morning, i'm calling in reference to the article that you read. i have been falling politics and the president has tried to work with others but the others decided to not work with him and make him a one-term failure. who are the ones who are not willing to work properly with this president? and what are they blaming him for what they are causing to happen? thank you, that is all i have to say. host: next on the independent line, gym, from corpus christi, texas. caller: my name is james, i am calling from dallas. host: yourself from texas, you are on the air, welcome to the program. caller: thank you. one thing that sticks out to me -- being our first african- american president, i don't get the sense from talking to several african american friends, that the president has done anything that stands out to champion and the of their causes. one cause that often comes up is prison and most of them feel a -- i have felt like this for years. people are locked up in prison and this not only affects them but it leaves a sing
of independence was signed, virginia statesman john page wrote to thomas jefferson -- we know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?'' much time has passed since jefferson arrived for his inauguration. the years and changes accumulate. but the themes of this day he would know -- our nation's grand story of courage and its simple dream of dignity. we are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is fulfilled in service to one another. never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose today, to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity of our lives and every life. this work continues. this story goes on. and an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm. god bless you all, and god bless america. >> up next, senate historian don ritchie gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated -- and that we will show presidential inauguratio
, president of the united states, and on the other, john adams is no more. that celebration, the union and be out, -- the unit in the out, that is what we are looking for , the relationship. you can look at these inaugurations as touchstones along our national narrative of the changes that have taken place. some of them are technological. the question of george washington writing in a carriage, somebody else in a car, the introduction of radio, television and the internet to record these things -- there are different steps along the way to record, but a continuity -- a kind of reassuring continuity that is important for holidays. you know that thanksgiving in our houses like this. we serve mashed potatoes this way. we have our inaugurations this way. there is very much the same kind of spirit. i pulled a few simple things to give you a sense of the taste and feel of inaugurations. one aspect of inaugurations really from the very beginning is the inaugural ball. these are celebrations in which this candidate, now president, is introduced to the public thomas as well as celebrations of e
and john adams, a mob gathered outside washington's homa, denouncing his neutrality. there have been other times. now there is no escape. host: we're looking at the veterans affairs secretary. the military, department of defense playing a big role in tomorrow's ceremony. guest: dwight eisenhower took very personally nixon's defeat. he said he knew how the condemned man felt, watching the scaffolding being built. host: people are talking about vice president biden in 2016. is that the measure of a successful presidency? guest: it is, but history argues that the last time that happened -- andrew jackson was able to install martin van buren. arguably, americans were voting for a third reagan term albeit kinder and gentler. host: there is a story that goes with that with nancy reagan. guest: i'm sure there is. one of the problems for the first president bush was, he spent the first four years with the true reaganites looking over his shoulder. it complicated his political life. host: during his acceptance speech in 1988, he talked about a kinder, gentler nation, nancy reagan said, kinder or ge
. then, president obama officially sworn in for a second term by chief justice john roberts. >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by him so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice. for those on the margins, so easy -- easily overlook, you will judge us all for how we care for those among us. continue to give him the humility to call upon him in times of need and with the gift of faith given to h
mark zandy, former economic adviser to john mccain. this is generally agreed to by most economists, for every dollar invested in infrastructure, you get $1.57 back into the american economy. so you're not just putting a dollar in, you are getting the american economy going, but putting people to work. buy food, pay taxes, support their families, and build for tomorrow's disaster. putting in place the infrastructure that is hardened, that is protected, eliminating the potential in this specific case of flooding of the subway systems in new york city. i know that you talked about doing this in your area for the storm. you may want to pick that back and i want to come back and talk by my own district in california. . mr. tonko: people have said that there is a need for government, they want effective government, efficient government. well, i think when we look at some of the data that are collected, representative garamendi, it is important for us to acknowledge that as we rebuild in our areas that have been damaged by mother nature, you don't just replace, you need to improve upon th
was held there as well. andrew jackson, when he becomes president -- john quincy adams is also in the old house chamber -- andrew jackson, the man of the people, the great hero, the hero of the war of 1812, fighting in that last battle in new orleans that we are about to have the bicentennial of -- he draws a large crowd to washington, dc he becomes president in 1829, and he stands outside on the steps of the capital, and that begins a tradition from andrew jackson, to jimmy carter, of presidents of the united states standing on the east front steps of the capital. if you can imagine the capital, the capital, though -- capital's primary entrance is on the east front. e-book booking the other side is the front of the capital. -- people think the other side is the front of the capital. the capital has no front. the west front, looking down the mall, which is now a magnificent this do, did not look anything like that in the 19th century. that west front was not developed, nor was the mall developed. inaugurations were done on the east front, and that involves building a platform. because it
in an open car . john f. kennedy had a blizzard the night before his inauguration. students came out to help shovel snow so they could have a parade the next day. people who want to kennedy's inauguration, the first thing they talk about is whether that date. ather that day.a what about the vice president? it used to be there was a tradition that the vice- president got his own inauguration. when the congress and presidents to use to begin their terms on march 4, the first thing that would happen is the house and senate would me to swear in their new members. the first and had to do was where in the vice president -- think they had to do was where in the vice president. presidents of united states used to go to the senate chamber to watch their vice president be sworn in. the senate is to give the vice- president a chance to deliver his own inaugural address. i am sure joe biden would love to have that opportunity. it did not always work out well for vice presidents. in 1865, lincoln's second term, that's significant speech will remember -- that magnificent speech, healing speech -- his vice
yesterday, house speaker john boehner responded with this statement -- " what are your thoughts on this? if the debt ceiling negotiable. some quick comments -- remember, you can post your comments on twitter. the first phone call is from maryland, a democratic caller, jill. caller: i don't believe the debt ceiling is negotiable. it is kind of ridiculous that the money is already owed, so why are we not going to pay what is owed to other people? if people have made investments, the bills have to be paid. i find it ridiculous that people in congress don't want to pay what is already owed. it does not make sense. host: here is the wall street journal this morning. caller: well, if you're asking me if that's true, i think there definitely needs to be somewhat of a compromise as far as spending cuts, but that is not an easy issue, because spending cuts mean job losses. it's not an easy thing to say a president will say we will stop paying the bills too. so there has to be compromised rehab the debt ceiling and some degree of trimming the fat, but i don't know how that is going to happen with
will be administered the oath of office. it is done by supreme court justice john roberts and two bibles used this time. first is the linchingon bible, this was useed by the president four years ago and same bible used by president linchingon when he was sworn in for the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country t inch s of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the resp
beloved by everyone on capitol hill. john mccain said he would endorse him. that will go through without controversy. both of these men will be confirmed easily. people think the secretary of defense choice is a signal that we will not be as aggressive as somewhat like in defending israel. host: minimum wage. do you expect those issues to gcome up>? guest: the campaign was focused on jobs. the relative lack of direct engagement with how you create jobs during the inaugural address. this was not a set of policy proposals. there will be more about this in the state of the union. it was striking that the focus of the campaign was not terribly reflected in the address he gave yesterday. as far as labor issues, a lot of this is going on in the states. there is a national political aspect to this. i do not know what plans they have for some of these issues. it was interesting yesterday that obama singled out issues like ensuring that women get equal pay as a key part of the principles he was trying to establish. host: republicans in the house and the senate, what are they saying on this? guest
president and his wife with mrs. john eisenhower, with the nixon's children. even a solemn ceremony could not dispel the tumor -- humor of black eyes. and chief justice earl warren. and mrs. warren. former president hoover. a senator and his wife, along with members of the joint inaugural committee. as the president and his wife leave, they go to the reviewing stand in front of the white house. down pennsylvania avenue, the inaugural parade is led by a platoon of washington d.c. motorcycle police. the president, in an open car, waving to them all, the thousands who lined the parade route. as the parade approaches the treasury building, they turn up a street. the president and his wife are followed by the vice president and pat nixon. >> harry truman was inaugurated as the 33rd president. he had already served as president since 1945. as vice presidents, he took office after the death of fdr. this was televised live to the nation. it is coverage of the event from universal newsreels. this is about 20 minutes. >> inauguration day, washington, 1949. the biggest inaugural in united states his
an inaugural address. >> we want to welcome john mcconnell. thanks for being with us. this is from the washington examiner, the obama highlights the challenges. this is from the "chicago tribune" no time to waste in a second term and more aggressive obama may seek quick wins on the big issues. those issues will be framed tomorrow. what will we hear? guest: i'm excited to hear it as i know you are. that headline "no time to waste" makes me think of president clinton's inaugural address. saying it would be wrong to waste the gift of time. the second inaugural is about continuity. the president has been in office, his time is half finished and he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. therefore, is going to be infatic about his great ambitions and goals for the country. but by the same token, i don't think it will be policy specific speech only because inaugural addresses can't cover that kind of ground. people don't expect it to. it is at a higher level, an aspirational level, a bit of description as what we've gone through as a country in the last four years. pre
: an ad put up by a group set up by michael bloomberg, who was at an event on monday a johns hopkins and he talked about this issue and he said he wanted president obama to sidestep congress. if you're interested in watching an old thing, go to our website, c-span.org. we covered the two days at johns hopkins university about gun- control. we're asking all of you this morning, do you support the president taking executive action on gun-control measures? we want to get your thoughts. we will keep going for about 15 more minutes. some other news as well, here is the state newspaper this morning, courtesy of the newseum. it says former governor mark sanford is planning a return to politics with a run for congress. that's in south carolina. and this headline in the aiken standard -- then, on the debt ceiling debate, the ways and means chairman has announced there will be hearings on this on january 22. they will be taking a look and that. also in the newspapers this morning, here's the "washington times with this headline -- " he will be our guest coming up, the top democrat on the ways
and maney -- mamie are followed by the vice president and pat nixon. >> now john f. kennedy's 1961 and not duration as the country 's 35th president. the day before us to be sworn in in, a snowstorm hit washington d.c., almost causing it to be canceled. according to an accounting of the storm, eight inches of snow fell and caused the most rippling traffic jam for its time. hundreds of cars were in ruins, thousands of cars were abandoned. employees were to play the parade route and the event went on this land. here is the swearing in and speech of that year, about 15 minutes. >> i johnson its chair kennedy do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. [applause] >> vice president johnson, mr. speaker, mr. chief justice, president eisenhower, vice president nixon, president truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom -- symbolizing an end as well as a
. john is a descendant of the iconic patriot patrick henry. we are mostly anti-crown. i asked him why it was patrick henry was the most outspoken. his answer was incredibly candid. richard said it was because he was poor. how of reports he may have been, patrick henry was a very rich order in one of his speeches. "different men often see different subjects in different lights. i shall speak forth my sediments freely and without reserve." patrick henry was addressing the oppression by the british crown. tonight i wish to speak to a different kind of repression, the injustice of being held hostage to large financial institutions considered too big to fail. to fail.
, the honorable john roberts was administered the oath of office. everyone, please stand. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the presidency of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ [playing "presidential march"] [cannons firing] [cheers and applause] >> it is my great honor to present the 44th president of these united states, barack obama. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of pea
of the united states john g roberts junior. everyone please rise. who will administer the presidential oath of office. everyone please rise. >> raise your right hand and repeat after me -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- the united states -- >> the office of president of the united states -- >> and will, to the best of my -- ability -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- the constitution of the united states united states -- >> so help me god. president. [applause] ♪ ♪ [hail to the chief] ♪ ♪ [cannon fire] [21-guin salute] [21-gun salute] >> ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce the 44th president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constituti
of the judiciary committee, congressman john conyers and the chair of our gun violence prevention task force congressman mike thompson. we thank you, mike, for your leadership. we are also joined by our distinguished whip, steny hoyer. with that i'm going to yield to steny for a moment and then to our co-chairs. >> i thank you very much, madam leader, and chairman andrews on the steering committee for scheduling this. obviously critically and very timely hearing and look forward to hearing from the witnesses. clearly all of us as the president indicated in his talk today and presentation of his program and signing of executive orders, we all feel the urgency of responding to the dangers that our communities confront when the distribution of guns and large capacity magazines and with the status of our mental health observations of folks who ought not have guns and make sure we know who is getting weapons of great danger to our community. so i appreciate the witnesses. i welcome them. it is obviously an extraordinarily timely hearing. witness the attendance and interest of the media and the pu
to them, and it is like talking to your coach. what we found out, kids say things like john, when i opened my locker of this morning, three lockers down, 47, there was a handle of a gun sticking out. john, do not say anything, but there is a drug deal going to go down in the back of the gym today. john, there is born to be a rumble. -- going to be a rumble. here is what we're want to propose. we believe school resource officers play an important role. but that you should have significantly more flexibility in how to use them. that is why we are proposing a new school safety program that funds officers, but also gives your communities the flexibility to apply for other support. so school resources officer will cost you a certain amount per year with the money the federal government is putting up. you can see we would rather have a school psychologist, or we want a school resource officer who was unarmed. what we do not want, we do not those who arecopnt a cops, not trained like police officers. we are not insisting schools use police officers. if they conclude they need a school psychologis
, john. there are a variety of actions that the president has proposed. some of them are executive actions. some of the most important of them, as the president made clear, require congressional action. and i'll leave it to lawyers to sort out, if we are fortunate enough to achieve these pieces of legislation, how those laws would be enforced. but let's be clear here. there is nothing the president proposed yesterday that would result, if enacted, in anyone -- any law-abiding citizen in america losing a gun. the president made clear yesterday his full support for the second amendment and the second amendment rights of american citizens. he also made clear that we have an obligation, and american citizens, including our most vulnerable, youngest american citizens, have rights, too. and we have an obligation to uphold those rights, including the rights of seven- year-olds to live without the fear of being gunned down in their own school. so we as a society need to come together and take common-sense actions that do not affect americans' second amendment rights, which the president su
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